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37 corps members cheat death in accident along lagos-ibadan expressway

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37 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC,were involved in an accident shortly after leaving the orientation camp Monday, in Sagamu Ogun State.

The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said 19 of them comprising nine males and ten males were injured.

He said the corps members were heading to Sango en route Ibadan-Lagos, to their places of primary assignment in Ota after the three week orientation exercise which ended on Monday in NYSC Camp, Sagamu.

Some of the corp members told newsmen at the scene that the civilian bus, which had no registration number, caught fire after it lost control off the road.

The accident occurred around the Danco petrol station axis.

Oladele said none of them died, but some sustained “serious injuries.” Explaining that the accident was caused by speed violation and loss of control by the driver, Mr Oladele said the injured victims were evacuated to FRSC Accident Emergency Clinic at Sagamu.

He also disclosed that four of the victims with “more serious injuries” were referred for further checks at Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, OOUTH, in Sagamu.

Newsmen gathered that many corps members lost their valuables, including certificates and other credentials in the accident.

Oladele further advised corps members, when commuting, to always caution drivers who drive carelessly especially during the raining season.

He added that officers will take necessary disciplinary action against such erring drivers.

The accident came over a week after some corps members drowned in Taraba while swimming in a river.


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